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Mercedes-Benz Plans to Invest €40 billion for Electrification

Mercedes-Benz continues to maintain its momentum in electrifying its vehicles before the decade ends to meet its imposed 2030 deadline. The automaker revealed last Thursday its €40 billion ($47 billion) plan to reach that goal. Mercedes also announced its acquisition of the UK-based electric company YASA. YASA and other existing partners will be utilized in setting up eight battery factories and one dedicated plant for the production of cells. One battery plant will be located in the US, four in Europe, and three in China. The three-pointed star marque didn’t say the exact areas for the factories but it hinted that they will be placed near its existing assembly plants…. Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Looks to End Production of Combustion Engines After 2030

The days of the internal combustion engine (ICE) are numbered as big and small automakers are now shifting their focus on electric vehicles (EVs). Mercedes-Benz has set its goal to full electrification after 2030. According to Automotive News Europe, the information came from a “high-ranking executive (of Mercedes) familiar with the plan”. “We are switching from EV first to EV only,” the insider said. With the deadline only less than a decade away, the move could mean a quicker expansion of plug-in and hybrid cars and SUVs within the Mercedes brand. This is to ensure the smooth transition of its models from ICE to electric when the deadline comes. That… Continue Reading »

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Daimler Looking to Sell 25 Mercedes-Benz Showrooms in Europe for $1.2 Billion

To raise more money for other ventures, particularly in its electrification projects, Daimler AG will put 25 Mercedes-Benz showrooms in Europe on sale. The move is expected to generate a total of €1 billion ($1.2 billion). According to Automotive News Europe, citing the German publication Handelsblatt as its source, the sale includes the dealerships of the company in Belgium, Britain, and Spain. The parent of Mercedes is looking to get €30 million to €40 million from each establishment. The sale comes with some conditions though. Since the showrooms and service centers have around 2,800 employees, the automaker wants the buyers to retain them. Daimler’s decision will benefit it in many… Continue Reading »

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Daimler Cuts the Mercedes-Benz C-Class from Production Line in the US

Mercedes-Benz continues to streamline its products and services as it tries to cope up with lower sales brought about by the Coronavirus. After canceling its car subscription service, the three-pointed star marque is also axing the production of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class in the U.S. According to Reuters, the luxury carmaker is pulling out the C-Class sedan from its Tuscaloosa, Alabama plant. Instead, the company is looking to focus on the assembly of its sport utility vehicles in the U.S. where the product demand is high. The Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan is taking a bow in the region too. Its maker is halting its production from its Aguascalientes, Mexico plant to prioritize… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Keeps Lead in Luxury Car Segment of the Market

Mercedes-Benz wrapped the middle of 2019 with 1,134,729 luxury vehicles delivered to customers all around the world. The brand’s sales may have slipped down by 4.6% compared to the figures in the first half of 2018 but it remains as the leader in the luxury car segment of the market. Daimler attributed the slide in sales to Mercedes’ ongoing model changes in its sport utility range. SUVs are considered as the brand’s segment with the largest volume in the market. Meanwhile, Mercedes sold a total of 196,230 premium vehicles in June. Again, the numbers decreased by 3.7% compared to the same month of last year. Except for China, which saw… Continue Reading »

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Daimler Denies Selling Mercedes-Maybach Limousines to North Korea

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un recently paid Russian President Vladimir Putin, and he did it with much flair riding a Mercedes-Maybach S600 Pullman Guard armored limousine. The problem with this scenario though is that the exportation of luxury goods to North Korea is banned by the United Nations. Therefore, Daimler denied having a hand in the dictator’s acquisition of one of their prized vehicles. “Our company has had no business connections with North Korea for far more than 15 years now and strictly complies with E.U. and U.S. embargoes,” Daimler spokeswoman Silke Mockert wrote in a statement sent to Associated Press. “To prevent deliveries to North Korea and to… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Antos With Sideguard Assist Is The Perfect Delivery Truck

The Mercedes-Benz Antos distribution trucks with radar-based Sideguard Assist make for the perfect delivery vehicles that traditional brewery Hofbräu München opted for five of these trucks to go around urban traffic distributing to their clients. “For us, it’s absolutely essential that drivers and all other road users are as safe as possible on the roads,” Jürgen Breitsameter, head of logistics at Hofbräu München, said in a statement. Daimler Trucks & Buses is the only manufacturer to offer a safety assistance system fully integrated into their vehicle’s architecture. The radar-based Sideguard Assist enables cyclists and pedestrians to be protected because the driver will not overlook them during turbulent traffic conditions. The… Continue Reading »

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